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Frinton carers given specialist Alzheimer's training
12:00pm Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
FRINTON carers are some of the first in the country to be given new specialist training to cope with people suffering from Alzheimer’s.
The team of 13 carers from Home Instead Senior Care were taught new techniques to deal with the disease.
Home Instead, which has 125 branches across the country, is the only care provider in the country to be given accreditation for a specialist dementia training programme.
Frinton manager Jean Allen said: “Around 20 per cent of our clients are diagnosed with, or have symptoms of, Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.
“The aim of the programme is to allow our many clients living with dementia to remain in their own homes, with support, for longer than would otherwise be possible.
“We are committed to the training and development of our caregivers who do fantastic work in the local community. I am proud that they all completed the course successfully.”